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Breakthrough (La Brecha in Translation)
     

Breakthrough (La Brecha in Translation)

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by Mercedes Valdivieso, Graciela S. Daichman (Translator), Graciela Daichman (Translator)
 

When La Brecha was published in Chile in 1961, it was a revolutionary and controversial departure from the literary treatment of women and their role in marriage. Met with applause as well as an outcry, the book was a significant step forward for women in Latin America. Challenging the constraints of societal expectation on women at the time it was written,

Overview

When La Brecha was published in Chile in 1961, it was a revolutionary and controversial departure from the literary treatment of women and their role in marriage. Met with applause as well as an outcry, the book was a significant step forward for women in Latin America. Challenging the constraints of societal expectation on women at the time it was written, the novel concentrates on a woman who realizes her own abilities to lead her life versus depending on a man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935480337
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
07/01/1988
Series:
Discoveries Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Mercedes Valdivieso was a Chilean author and feminist theorist credited with being a forerunner in Latin American feminism. She was an emerita professor of Latin American literature at Rice University. Graciela S. Daichman is an author, a translator, and a federally certified court interpretor.

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Breakthrough (la Brecha in Translation) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I love this book. I couldn't believe it was written in 1961 because the charactar could've told her story from today in 2008. Her feeling of being trapped into a marriage she didn't want, her unwanted pregnancy, her struggle to find a job when she is on her own and her burning desire for freedom...the narrator didn't have a name I think that was done to show how insignificant she felt from the world but I felt like I was reading a book written by an old friend. The writing style is different but its an easy read. I cant believe its no longer in print! This novel reminded me of The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I would recommend it to anyone interested in women's studies and any woman who is struggling to find herself. You will feel inspired by the narrator's strength.It was good right down till the last sentence. I read about this book from 500 Great Books by Women which is a must have for anyone interested in women's literature. My only complaint about this novel was how short it was.